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What does moderately fluid distended gallbladder mean? Noted on abdominal MRI, common bile duct diameter at 6mm. & I have alot of abdominal symptoms.

What does moderately fluid distended gallbladder mean? Noted on abdominal MRI,  common bile duct diameter at 6mm. & I have alot of abdominal symptoms.

As an isolated: finding it is of uncertain significance, it may mean nothing. It has to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, i.e. does your doctor suspect gallbladder dysfunction or biliary problem. Likewise, a 6mm common bile duct is borderline abnormal. If you have no signs, symptoms, or lab values suggesting biliary obstruction, it may be normal for you. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


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What can I do to relieve gallbladder symptoms?

What can I do to relieve gallbladder symptoms?

Low fat diet: Your gallbladder stores bile. When you eat fatty foods or fried foods the gallbladder secretes the bile to break the foods down. So if you want to keep your gallbladder happy avoid foods high in saturated fats and fried foods. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between well distended gallbladder and partially distended gallbladder?

Whats the difference between well distended gallbladder and partially distended gallbladder?

As loaded barrel: Gall bladder contracts and empties the bile with fatty meal , physiological distended gb is filled to the capacity , ready to empty after meal results in partially distended half filled gb. Distends in disease also as stone blocks cystic duct ( hydrops ) or tumor in head of pancreas. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for someone with gallbladder trouble?

What are the symptoms for someone with gallbladder trouble?

Food intolerance: Nausea, pain, and intolerance to certain types of food are the hallmarks of gb disease. An inflamed gb can cause fevers, vomiting, and tenderness along the right side of the abdomen. It is not necessary to have stones in the gb to give you gallbladder trouble. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of thickening of the gallbladder wall?

What are symptoms of thickening of the gallbladder wall?

Symptoms: Are a description of what a person feels. There may be no symptoms from an isolated radiology finding of gallbladder wall thickening. If it is associated with gallstones, then some chronic gallbladder inflammation or irritation may be present. ...Read more

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Can a low functioning gallbladder only cause noises, and no other symptoms?

Can a low functioning gallbladder only cause noises, and no other symptoms?

No: Noises (i am presuming gas noises) in the abdomen with "no other symptoms" is not a gallbladder condition. Gallstones cause abdominal pressure pain ; nausea after eating. Review your test results and your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a callapsed gallbladder and have symptoms of gallbladder problems should have more tests done?

I have been told I have a callapsed  gallbladder and have  symptoms of gallbladder problems should have more tests done?

Biliary colic: Your gallbladder could be the cause of your abdominal pain aka biliary colic. A surgery consult is indicated. Where risk/benefit analysis of organ retention vs surgical removal/laprascopic cholecystectomy can be discussed. Take a friend with you. Your surgeon may order more tests. ...Read more

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How can I decrease the symptoms of my gallbladder?

How can I decrease the symptoms of my gallbladder?

Cholecystectomy: Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) remains the "gold standard" for treatment of gallbladder disease. It is a safe, usually simple operation, typically performed via minimally-invasive surgery. While there are methods to dissolve gallstones, they fail because the stones return. Avoiding fried and fatty foods may decrease the probability of attacks but is not foolproof. ...Read more

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Which types of symptoms do people generally have, with gallbladder problems?

Which types of symptoms do people generally have, with gallbladder problems?

A mixed bag: The usual presentation is right upper quadrant abdominal pain, often radiating to the back or shoulder. Nausea and bloating are common, and usually symptoms are made worse by eating greasy or fatty foods. Can be every day, or random and infrequent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are other symptoms of gallbladder troubles?

Could you tell me what are other symptoms of gallbladder troubles?

I assume you mean: Other than pain. You can have symptoms such as indigestion, distention, jaundice, fever, chills. But it is mainly post prandial pain. ...Read more

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